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Introduction to Wetland Identification
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Introduction to Wetland Identification

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Where: Rutgers University - Cook Campus
United States
Contact: Suzanne Hills

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Virtually all activities conducted in and around wetlands are regulated – from excavating underground storage tanks to soil compaction for paving a driveway or patio to pruning of overgrown vegetation – and violators are subject to hefty penalties and fines from the NJDEP. Knowing if a wetland is on your property or a site on which you work is incredibly important! But how do you determine if a wetland is present? Why not educate yourself? Take our class to get the basic tools you need to identify a wetland's presence. Once you make a determination, you will know if you need to go further and hire an environmental professional to evaluate the site and assist you with the permit process. In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition.

You will learn:

• Why wetlands are important

• How they differ

• What indicators are used for wetland identification

• About the current regulations in New Jersey